The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 21st July 2022
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- Edifice (noun)
Meaning: a building, especially a large, imposing one. (भवन)
Synonyms: building, structure, construction
Sentence: The town hall is the only edifice surviving from the fifteenth century.
- Parlance (noun)
Meaning: a particular way of speaking or using words, especially a way common to those with a particular job or interest. (बोल-चाल)
Synonyms: jargon, language, phraseology
Sentence: In military parlance, this is known as a fast retreat.
- Hapless (adj.)
Meaning: (especially of a person) unfortunate. (बदकिस्मत)
Synonyms: unfortunate, unlucky, luckless
Antonyms: fortunate, happy, lucky
Sentence: All of them were hapless victims of this hurricane.
- Shellacking (noun)
Meaning: failure to win a contest (पराजित करना)
Synonyms: beating, defeat, drubbing
Antonyms: success, triumph, victory
Sentence: We gave their team a real shellacking.
- Howbeit (adv.)
Meaning: nevertheless; however. (परन्तु)
Synonyms: even so, however, nevertheless
Antonyms: all the same
Sentence: I’ve never written a poem before; howbeit, I feel my first attempt is quite good
- Caliginous (adj.)
Meaning: being without light or without much light (अंधेरा)
Synonyms: black, dark, darkened
Antonyms: bright, brightened, illuminated
Sentence: Without a flashlight, there was no way to tell what kind of creatures lurked in the caliginous cave.
- Esurient (adj.)
Meaning: having a huge appetite (लालची)
Synonyms: edacious, gluttonous, greedy
Antonyms: glutted, sated, satiated
Sentence: It would be silly to leave your esurient brother in charge of the three dozen cupcakes you baked for a birthday party.
- Dastardly (adj.)
Meaning: wicked and cruel. (नीचतापूर्ण)
Synonyms: wicked, evil, iniquitous
Antonyms: noble, praiseworthy
Sentence: He described the killing as a dastardly act.
- Stealthily (adv.)
Meaning: in a cautious and surreptitious manner, so as not to be seen or heard. (छिपकर)
Synonyms: furtively, secretively, sneakily
Antonyms: openly, publicly
Sentence: The thief stealthily stole into the house.
- Aver (verb)
Meaning: state or assert to be the case. (दृढ़ता से कहना)
Synonyms: declare, assert, state
Antonyms: deny, gainsay
Sentence: I aver that I have spoken the truth.
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